The new Showtime original documentary series, The Fourth Estate, directed by award-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?), will have its world premiere as the closing night film of the prestigious 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
In these times when journalism is being questioned and attacked as “fake news,” Garbus turns her lens on The New York Times in The Fourth Estate, revealing the challenges, triumphs and pitfalls of covering a president who has declared the majority of the nation’s major news outlets “the enemy of the people.” Embedded for the past year with The Times and granted unprecedented access and interviews with editors and reporters on the front lines, the docuseries presents a groundbreaking portrait of the men and women who are fighting for freedom of the press. Viewers will witness the inner workings of journalism and investigative reporting during this administration’s first history-making year.
Following the screening on Saturday, April 28, Tribeca Film Festival will host a panel discussion with some of the subjects of the documentary including The New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet, Washington bureau chief Elisabeth Bumiller, White House correspondent Maggie Haberman, Washington investigative correspondent Mark Mazzetti and Garbus.
The Fourth Estate will premiere on Showtime, on Sunday, May 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.